Christmas Shows coming up!

I have a couple local show openings coming up in the next 2 weeks.

Providence River #2

First on  Dec. 6th from 5-9 pm will be the Affordable Art Holiday Exhibit opening at the Coastal Living Gallery, 83 Brown Street in Wickford (the gallery is at the end of the pier). There will be live music and wine tasting. All the art is under $350 so it’s a good place to get those stocking stuffers! The painting above is in this show. It is of the river just behind Rhode Island School of Design on a bright and frigid February morning. I thought painting in extreme cold would help me loosen up my brushstrokes and curtail any overworking of the image. There is one other landscape of mine in this show as well.

Pear #3 size3

Then on Dec. 13th from 4-8pm I’ll be showing with a small group of artists at Studio 460, Tower Hill Road (the building just south of Wickford Lumber) This is Henry Gauthier’s Studio and it’s a treat to see what he’s done with the place along with his beautiful sculptures. This is more of a “big Christmas present” show.  I’ll have 5 from my pear series there. The painting above is one of my first pears. It is essentially a nude study. Do you see the tan lines?


Boston International Show


I’m so pleased to say that again this year Renjeau Gallery will represent my work at the Boston International Show. It’s a fabulous show with great contemporary realist works as well as older pieces from bygone days.

I’m hoping to get there and see it on Sunday.

November 21-24, 2013

The Cyclorama

At The Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in the South End

New England’s Premier Show and Sale
of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art

12 x9 inch oil on linen

12 x9 inch oil on linen

40 Outstanding Galleries
from the
 United States, Canada and Europe

Paintings • Works on Paper • Sculpture
Photography • Fine Prints • Mixed Media

Gala Preview

Thursday Evening November 21, 5:30 – 8:30pm
with all proceeds to benefit

Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Boston

The Gala Preview on Thursday, November 21st will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children ® -Boston – one of the world’s leading centers for treating children with severe burns, orthopaedic conditions or those who need reconstructive surgery for scars or cleft lip and palate within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment,

regardless of a patient or family’s ability to pay.

Enjoy fine food, delicious wine, festive music, and of course the first choice of a dazzling array of fine art.  Complimentary catalog and re-admission throughout the weekend.

For details on the Gala Preview click here.

We are pleased to announce that Comité Mistral will provide a sampling of
the wines and delicacies of Provence and the Cote d’Azur  at the Gala.
For more information click here.

Weekend Show & Sale

Friday 1pm – 8pm | Saturday 11am – 8pm | Sunday 11am – 5pm
Admission $15, under 12 Free

Tickets available at the door.

Enjoy a bistro café throughout the weekend at the show.  Complimentary catalog, lecture program, coat check and re-admission.  Valet and discount parking available.

To Purchase Your Tickets in Advance Online Click here

Special Programs – Free with Show Admission

“Homecoming: John La Farge Stained Glass Masterpieces Return to Boston”
In conjunction with the premiere Special Exhibition at the show of this masterful John La Farge (1835-1910) stained glass triptych, circa 1889, saved and donated to Boston College by William and Alison Vareika in September 2013. Presentations by William Vareika, William Vareika Fine Arts; Roberto Rosa, Serpentino Stained Glass, and Nancy Netzer, Director, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College.

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“John Singer Sargent’s Watercolors and His Legacy”
In conjunction with the triumphant exhibition at the MFA Boston through January 20, 2014, discover the consummate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and his legacy, with panelists: Joshua Rose, Editor, American Fine Art; Erica E. Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings at the MFA and co-author of the book on the exhibition; and Louis M. Salerno, Questroyal Fine Art, New York.

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“Rediscovered Masters: Lost and Found”
Artists’ careers can rise to critical acclaim but they can just as easily fall into obscurity. Why does this happen? Who gets rediscovered? Come and discover the fascinating stories behind those rediscoveries with panelists Peter Falk, Rediscovered Masters;
 Peter Trippi, Editor, Fine Art Connoisseur; David Cowan, ACME Fine Art; and Howard Shapiro, Lawrence Fine Art.

In process!

In process!

Tax FREE!!!

As of December 1st, the sale of original works of art in Rhode Island will be exempt from state sales tax!!!!!!

I think this warrants a studio party! Maybe Dec. 1st? I’ll keep you postedMarshall 7

Tabatha’s World

I just heard that that the BBC in the UK is doing a documentary on Andrew Wyeth and may use my “Christina’s World” parody, “Tabatha’s World” in the program. LOL tabathasWorld

Pear # 52

This painting is finally done and in Renjeau Gallery. They will be framing it for display at the Boston International Fine Art Show later this month. The Boston International Show is an art fair comprising  galleries from the US, Canada and Europe. Some of the galleries deal in 19th and 20th century art while others deal in contemporary realism. I am very honored to have my work in this show. Many of my “heroes” will have pieces there.IMG_3567